By Chelsea Meyer
Rock River Current
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BELVIDERE — Christmas at the Farm has been a holiday tradition for several years.
It’s a festive shopping event hosting several local and unique vendors at Meyer’s Tails Up Farm, 5390 Irene Road. Last year the event was forced to go online due to coronavirus restrictions, but it’s back this year.
Christmas at the Farm will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
Shoppers will peruse more than 35 vendors in the expansive barn and heated tents on the property.
“We are so thankful to be back to celebrating the season in person with all the fun and frivolity of finding that perfect gift, listening to live Christmas music, and even indulging in a decadent treat or hot drink by the bonfire,” said Gwen Meyer, owner of Meyer’s Tails Up Farm. “But of course, Christmas at the Farm is so much more than a fun weekend of shopping, as a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Miss Carly’s.”
Miss Carly’s is a grassroots charity in Rockford run by a family that decided to open its dining room table to feed the hungry and homeless in their neighborhood.
Since then, they’ve grown exponentially, being able to feed as many as 1,000 people a day with sack lunches.
They feed people 24/7, right out of their home, and meet with people in crisis to troubleshoot their situation offering resources and assistance.
Admission to the event is $7. Christmas at the Farm will feature vintage goods, farmhouse finds, handmade treasures, candles and soaps, food, treats, hot drinks, and much more.